The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 features Hollins University as one of the more than 300 “best and most interesting” colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland.
Created by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the guide has been published for 37 years. USA Today calls it, “The best college guide you can buy.”
The Fiske Guide includes Hollins among the nation’s small colleges and universities that are “Strong in Film/Television,” “Strong in Dance,” and “Strong in Performing Arts/Drama.” Undergraduates quoted in the university’s profile cite their fellow students as “independent, ambitious, and passionate” while also praising Hollins’ academic balance (“I have been challenged by most of my classes here, but the workload has been manageable enough that I have been able to do a bunch of extracurriculars, too.”), its residence halls (“Most of the dorms are historic buildings full of character and comfort.”), and the overall educational environment (“Hollins is a great school that empowers women. It has made me independent.”). One senior concludes, “A student should only attend Hollins if they want to be a part of a close-knit community that fosters creative minds and ambitious spirits.”
Updated annually, the Fiske Guide to Colleges describes itself as “the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents.”